Use of biomass as a strategic forestry policy to face climate change

Video webinar of the session organised by the Spanish association Foro de Bosques y Cambio Climático on 12 July 2022.

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The European Commission announced in July 2021 its intention to revisit the Renewable Energy Directive (RED-III). One of the objectives of the new Directive is to update the sustainability criteria for bioenergy, which provides 60% of the renewable energy produced in the European Union.

There are proposals from some European committees to ban, for example, the use of biomass from mature forests, to impose cascading systems for the use of wood, and to apply sustainability criteria to installations with a capacity of 5 MW or more.

In this context, the Spanish association Foro de Bosques y Cambio Climático (FByCC) organised a webinar (in Spanish) with the aim of contributing to enriching the national debate on the sustainability of bioenergy, making the sector’s opinion visible and supporting the energy use of biomass, which in Spain has more than enough guarantees of sustainability.

For more recorded webinars (in Spanish), please visit the organisation’s website.

SOURCEForo de Bosques y Cambio Climático (FByCC)
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